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Monday, October 3, 2011

October Events @ UMFA

Media contact:

Shelbey Peterson, 801-585-1306


Utah Museum of Fine Arts

October 2011


David Burnett – Too Close

October 7, 2011 - January 29, 2012

Recently named one of the “100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photo magazine, renowned photojournalist David Burnett has spent over four decades covering pivotal historic events–including the Vietnam War, Hurricane Katrina, and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games–and capturing intimate images of public figures from Bob Marley to Barack Obama. Experience more than 60 of his iconic photographs in David Burnett – Too Close, an exhibition presented by The Joseph and Evelyn Rosenblatt Charitable Fund.


Highlights of the Collection Tour

First Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm and all Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 pmFREE with paid admission

Experience the UMFA galleries through a thirty-minute tour with a docent. No pre-registration necessary.

Visiting Artist Talk: Monika Bravo

Tuesday, October 4 • 4 pm • FREE

Join us for a lecture by artist Monika Bravo. Influenced by Zen and Taoist thought, Bravo uses industrial materials, sound, and technology to create objects and interactive environments that investigate ideas of space and time.

Chamber Music Series

Wednesday, October 5 • 7 pm • FREE

The UMFA will resonate with ragtime tunes as a harp ensemble from the University of Utah School of Music performs in the LeConte Stewart: Depression Era Art galleries.

Visiting Artist Talk: David Burnett

Thursday, October 6 • 6 pm • FREE

Renowned photojournalist David Burnett will give a public talk about his practice. Don’t miss this chance to meet the artist and preview the David Burnett – Too Close exhibition, generously sponsored by The Joseph and Evelyn Rosenblatt Charitable Fund.

LeConte Stewart Program: Evening for Educators

Wednesday, October 12 • 5:30-8:30 pm • FREE • Packets available for $5 donation

This workshop will teach educators of all disciplines and grade levels how to explore landscape painting and the Depression Era in the classroom. More information is available at 801.585.7163. Funded in part by the StateWide Art Partnership.

Third Saturday for Families: Making Masks

Saturday, October 15 • 1-4 pm • FREE

Joins us with your family for our annual mask-making activity! The Third Saturday program is funded in part by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks program.

LeConte Stewart Film: Modern Times

Wednesday, October 19 • 6 pm • FREE

Learn about the Depression Era by viewing the critically acclaimed silent Charlie Chaplin film, Modern Times (1936). This film is not rated, and is presented in conjunction with the LeConte Stewart: Depression Era Art exhibition, generously sponsored by the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation and the Ray, Quinney & Nebeker Foundation.

LeConte Stewart Lecture: “Death, Loss, and the Artist”

Saturday, October 22 • 1 pm • FREE

In this lecture, psychoanalyst and art historian Laurie Wilson will demonstrate how traumatic events in early childhood are embodied in the work of many artists, including LeConte Stewart. This event is sponsored by American Express.



On view through January 8, 2012

Containing a diverse range of artworks from around the world, Color explores the relationship of color to artists and audiences. This exhibition utilizes over twenty pieces from the UMFA's permanent collection, using color as a connector across cultures and time. While visiting the exhibition, be sure to use the hands-on collage wall to create your own color compositions. This exhibition is funded as part of the UMFA's Art in a Box program and is presented in conjunction with the debut of the new statewide box, Art in a Box: Color.

LeConte Stewart: Depression-Era Art

On view through January 15, 2012

In a groundbreaking collaboration, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and Church History Museum have partnered to present joint exhibitions of over 200 paintings and works on paper by famed Utah artist LeConte Stewart (1891-1990). The UMFA’s exhibition, LeConte Stewart: Depression Era Art, explores themes of isolation and loss during the Great Depression. The Church History Museum’s exhibition, LeConte Stewart: The Soul of Rural Utah, reveals the beauty of Utah’s early rural landscapes. For more information about the exhibitions and related programs, please visit www.umfa.utah.edu. The UMFA’s exhibition is generously sponsored by the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation and the Ray, Quinney & Nebeker Foundation.

Res Mortis: Matters of Death

Now on View

Experience the UMFA’s ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman collection in its new home on the second floor. The Egyptian gallery features the 26th dynasty anthropoid coffin of Padiusir (a visitor favorite), along with other intriguing objects that explore the economic sacrifices of preparing for the afterlife. The revitalized Greek and Roman gallery highlights the UMFA's recently conserved Apulian funerary amphora and the marble sarcophagus of a young Roman nobleman.

**Exhibition dates are subject to change.


Utah Museum of Fine Arts

University of Utah

Marcia & John Price Museum Building

410 Campus Center Dr

Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

(801) 581-7332

Museum Hours

Tuesday–Friday: 10 am–5 pm

Wednesday: 10 am–8 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 11 am–5 pm

Closed Mondays and holidays

Visit our website: umfa.utah.edu

General Admission


Adults $7

Youth (ages 6-18) $5

Seniors & Students $5

Children under 6 FREE

U students, staff & faculty FREE

Active duty military personnel FREE

Thanks to the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks fund, the UMFA opens its doors for FREE on the first Wednesday and third Saturday of the month.

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